We found out at the end that they charged 18 euro for the champagne, which was presented as if it were a gift or already included with the extravagant price tag, so that's kind of/super shirty. You don't want to go to a supes fance place like this and feel like they're overcharging you and nickel and diming you, and 18 euros is more than a dime.
Those are my big complaints, though, and the rest of it is pretty positive. Like I said, the food, while not as innovative as I'd like, was elegant and delicious. And they brought me olive oil in a dish shaped like the island.
So overall, it was a very nice meal, but it would have been a nice meal for a regular restaurant, not necessarily one with two Michelin stars. Each dish was great, but not worth the money. Unlike most of the Michelin restaurants we've been to, they didn't give us a souvenir menu at the end, but hopefully my memories are correct. If they are, I'm confident in saying that Il Gallo d'Oro can provide a lovely dinner for a special occasion while on holiday, but for the price it's a better choice for the white-haired folk vacationing on Madeira who aren't vegetarian.
Water speed: A little slow.
Service: Very fun mostly because of the wizelnuts :)
Bathrooms: The bathrooms were outside the restaurant and in the hotel lobby, so since the hotel was super nice, the bathrooms were too. Very like.
Food: So the food was delicious, but I basically had the same main twice so that's a little magoo. And overall it was overpriced for the vegan menu.
Bonus: Great to have a fancy restaurant on holiday.